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Toshiba 32'' C3030 Loss of Digital Channels

We can only get Analogue reception. The screen is blank on Digital reception and when we press the Menu or Set Up button there is a delay, then the Menu/Set Up box only appears for a few seconds then disappears. Does the Digiboard need replacing? TV engineer say this could cost £150-£200 if that is the problem. Any suggestions?


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  • zedos May 21, 2009

    I have exactly the same problem as Marv151. All digital functions are not working, HDMI DTV. In digital viewing mode the menu symptom is the same, but in analogue the menu is fine, but obviously cannot access the digital features.
    Another interesting fact is that you posted your problem yesterday and my tv failed 2 days ago! is there a Toshiba conspiracy? hehehe....

  • marv151 May 22, 2009

    Problem is these TV's can be bought for £250 on ebay.

  • Anonymous May 22, 2009

    Same problem started on same date!! Mine's a 37'' C3030

    Any clues?

  • marv151 Jun 30, 2009

    Nessiefawcet, yes mine was resolved free of charge after 4 weeks by a software up date on a memory stick inserted into the TV.

  • marv151 Aug 26, 2009

    Peterclay65 - keep on to Toshiba. Their local TV repair agent eventually came out with an update on a memory stick for no charge. It is definitely a known fault.



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I have exactly the same problem happened around may/june time digital stopped working can't access menu every time it comes up for about a second or 2 then goes off, AV channels still worrk and analogue still works. I phoned toshiba last night (25th August) and they said it's not a known problem and that i would have to pay to have it fixed myself, i said that it is a problem with an update that they sent me and they said that it doesn't matter and its my problem not theirs, I have since sent them an angry email and am awaiting reply

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  • peterclay65 Aug 26, 2009

    Thanks for the support, I have just recieved an email from Toshiba stating that "We have done extensive research into the problem and have only recently found it to be a common fault with a very simple procedure to repair the problem. The repair will consist of a simple software upgrade. If you can call the Toshiba Technical Support Team on 0844 856 0730 who will be more than happy to book your Toshiba TV in for repair free of charge even though your product is out of warranty."

    so I will be ringing them tonight to sort out.


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Normal 0 Hi Marc and Zedos,
You've probably sorted this by now but in case you haven't, or somebody else is suffering, here's what I discovered: The same thing happened to my 37" C3030 on the morning of Friday 19th June. I'd only had my Toshiba for 21 months and it cost me £700 so I was not happy. I emailed expressing my outrage (and also that I knew I was not alone in this) and they quickly responded with a customer service address to write to. I wrote my letter and was rung the same day that it arrived by Toshiba with an apology and agreement to repair my television free of charge. This was effected yesterday, and the problem required a software update. We changed over to digital in April and I had no problems so I don't understand why I suddenly had no reception on June 19th. The software patch is on a little disc that the repairer brought with him and inserted into a hidden slot in the Toshiba. He told me that he's had to do it to lots of televisions, but this was his first Toshiba. He normally charges £50. I think it is crazy that this is happening and charging people for something outside their control is outrageous.
Hope this helps,

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